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Sep 12

VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect for Kids

I'm a photo fanatic! I'm always grabbing for my camera. Always! So why would my kids be any different? They're not. My kids love when I let them take pictures. The only problem is I'm not too easily persuaded to hand my expensive camera to my five year old. VTech® has a solution with the Kidizoom® Camera Connect. …

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Mar 15

Foto Friday – Storm in the Distance

  Aloha friends and Moana Readers.   It’s Foto Friday!   Here’s a photo of an early morning sunrise on a stormy day here on the North Shore. *I was not compensated for this post. Any and all opinions here are mine. Aloha! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share …

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Mar 08

Foto Friday – Rainbows and Shorelines

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! For today’s fabulous foto Friday here’s a picture of a beautiful rainbow off the Windward coast of Oahu just north of Hanauma Bay.   Photo credit goes to a random Facebook friend of our local news station. Sorry I don’t have more info. Happy Aloha Friday! Bookmark on Delicious …

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Jan 27

Sunday Morning Hawaii Sunrise

Happy Sunday morning, Moana readers! Just sending you some Aloha from across the sea this morning. A friend of mine took this photo montage during her morning run on our North Shore. Isn’t it stunning? If you haven’t been to Oahu’s North Shore you may not know how much of it is wide-open country spaces. …

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Jan 11

Foto Friday – Baby Sea Turtles

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! I apologize for the irregular posting. My family and I spent a few weeks on the mainland to celebrate two family weddings but now we’re back and I have to say stepping off the plane in Honolulu my feet felt warm for the first time in a long …

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Dec 12

Shutterfly Photo Books: The Best Gift Ever

Oh the Holidays are here and no matter how I prepare for Christmas I still get VERY stressed out thinking about what to give family and friends for gifts. My husband and I decided this year that we wanted to give our kids PHOTOBOOKS. We want to give them a book either centered on a …

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Dec 09

Modern Greetings Review and a FREE Photo Book!


    It’s almost Christmas, and if you’re like me, you’ve procrastinated the whole Christmas card ordeal until the last possible moment. I love getting Christmas cards, but sending them out always seems like running up a mountain, but instead of getting leg cramps, I get carpal tunnel. LUCKILY, I ordered mine from Modern Greetings, …

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Nov 09

Foto Friday – Oahu’s Wide Open Spaces on the North Shore

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! Here’s another snapshot to give you a taste of where we at Moana Saves live. We live in the country here on the North Shore of Oahu. I never thought of Hawai’i as having farmland or wide-open country fields but it does and that’s where I live. Carol …

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Nov 04

Hawaii Color Run – Running for NYC

You were in my thoughts today, NYC. Your marathon was cancelled. You’re struggling to recover from Sandy. You are a city that doesn’t stand still…until now. I’m thousands of miles away and my 3 mile run today was small but I ran for you. I ran for your wind swept streets, your flooded subways, and …

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Oct 05

Foto Friday – Manoa Waterfall

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! A favorite short hike my family and I love to go on is up to Manoa Falls. Hmmm…Manoa, Moana….very similar but different meanings. I believe Manoa means vast and wide while Moana is more the spirit of the ocean. (But don’t quote me on this. I’m definitely not …

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Sep 22

Foto Friday – Sea of Glass

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! Today I thought I would share a snapshot of the ocean. Some days the sea is as calm as glass with it’s bright green and blue colors. Love it. Happy Aloha Friday! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet …

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Sep 14

Foto Friday – Kaneohe Bay Sandbar

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! My family and I discovered a hidden treasure on Oahu last weekend. For Labor Day some friends invited us to spend a day on their boat and they took us to Kaneohe Bay Sandbar. There’s this giant sandbar that I NEVER knew about in the middle of the …

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Aug 31

Foto Friday – Snorkeling at Shark’s Cove

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! If you’ve ever snorkeled on Oahu you’ve probably visited Shark’s Cove. In the summer the waves are low and it’s a great spot to see lots of fish. This photo was taken this morning as my husband and I spent the day snorkeling from Three Tables further …

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Aug 24

Foto Friday – Makapu’u View

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! This is the view from the top of Makapu’u Point, an easy hike located on the southeast side of Oahu. It’s a short drive north from Hanauma Bay and has the picturesque Makapu’u Lighthouse as a landmark. The hike is steep yet short and paved so you can walk it …

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Aug 10

Foto Friday – Haiku Stairs

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! There’s an amazing hike here on Oahu that has been nicknamed “Stairway to Heaven.” This is Wiki’s blurb about the trail: The trail began as a wooden ladder spiked to the cliff on the south side of the Haʻikū Valley. It was installed in 1942 to enable antenna cables to …

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Aug 03

Foto Friday – Ka’ena Point Bird Sanctuary

Aloha friends and Moana Readers. It’s Foto Friday! Today’s Foto Friday features Ka’ena Point and the hike along the north-west shore of Oahu. It’s a great trail to see wildlife with the bird sanctuary at the end of the hike, seals on the beach, and it’s an especially great place to spot whales in the wintertime. Happy Aloha …

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